Welcome at the Peace Village

The Peace Village Hostel, situated in rural Messines, is the ideal group accommodation and base for a visit to Flanders Fields and the Ypres Salient. The hostel overlooks the Messines ridge battlefield of Belgium's smallest city with landmarks such as the Island of Ireland Peace Park and the New Zealand Memorial to the Missing.

The Hostel excels in tranquility, space and offers great facilities. It's perfectly equipped to accommodate both medium size and large groups. We can welcome up to 165 guests in 43 studio's, each with their own living and sleeping area and en-suit facilities. Our evening activities and bar help to keep groups occupied in the evening whilst you enjoy the beautiful sunset on Kemmel hill.

'18 in 18'

This year, 100 years after the Great War ended, the Peace Village sets up its new project '18 in 18'.  The aim of this project is to unite 112 youngsters out of the 56 countries that were involved in the conflict in Belgium. The participants, a girl and a boy who are or turn 18 in 2018 of each country, will live together during a week at the Peace Village (from the 24th until the 28th of August). They will work together towards a contemporary peace message that will be presented at the end of the project.

From all of us: “Thanks” for a memorable stay :) !!
— Clyst vale – Exeter, 
Great football pitch and what a view!
— Oack School, 
An absolutely terrific stay - from initial inquiry through to final departure. The staff are extremely helpful and attentive, the facilities first class and the food more than acceptable.
— Mick Webber , 4 Company Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force
I can't recommend the Peace Village highly enough for the whole experience. They excel in every aspect of hostelling.
— TripAdvisor, Tim Searle
Peace Village came up to all our expectations and more! Outstanding service!
— Marion L, UK
Thank you for a marvellous, comfortable and happy stay!
— From the staff and pupils from Cuckmere House Sussex, 
Wonderful stay- Peace Village was fantastic. Incredibly helpful & friendly staff. You made our stay great!
— Kate Snell, 
Thank you for the great food and bringing our visit alive!
— the ANZACS, 
Thank you for helping to find my grandfather’s grave.
— Pupil from St. Johns, 
What a superb trip for our young learners! This trip was the trip of a lifetime, and we cannot speak highly enough of this venue. Thank you for a wonderful weekend and we will certainly be back!
— Aberdare Community School, TripAdvisor
Best value accommodation in the Ypres Salient
— Alain from Trip Advisor, 


B&B group rates from 15 people onwards based on 4 people per room, per person per night:

  • 1 night: € 32
  • 2 nights: € 29
  • 3 nights and more: € 28

Packed lunches are available at € 6, a cold buffet at €12 and a warm 3 course meal at €12.

Replace the Harry Patch Memorial Stone

Coming June & July, all eyes will be on the FIFA 2018 Football World Championships.

Snuffel Hostel


How to find us

By car: From Ypres, take the N336 towards Lille. Keep heading south, passed Wijtschate. When you get to the main junction in Messines, take a left towards Nieuwkerke. Some 300 meters passed further, just before the cemetery, you will see the flagposts of the Peace Village on your left hand side. We are situated some 10 minutes from Ypres, some 90 minutes from Calais & Dunkerque and some 30 minutes from Lille. Bruges is one hour away.

By train: The nearest station is Komen - Waasten. The nearest Eurostar & TGV station is in Lille.

Peace Village Messines

Nieuwkerkestraat 9a
B-8957 Mesen
T +32 57 226 040
F +32 57 226 045
BTW: 863.751.643
IBAN: BE92 0014 8805 9923